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Well-dressed Globular Springtails - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus

Well-dressed Globular Springtails - Sminthurinus quadrimaculatus
Hudson, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Size: 0.3 - 0.7 mm approx.
There are three dark spots on the top of the head. I assume the outer two are eyespots, but what about the middle one? Could it be an eyespot as well?

The nearby cluster of pale objects in a pile of tiny, fast-moving mites that zip around on the surface of the rotting fungi. For this series of shots I whacked the fungus chunk against the side of the deli container to dislodge some of the inhabitants. They found the combination of poor traction and strong static charges reason enough to hang onto each other.

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